QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
2 months ago

Cassel suffered a thumb injury that will require surgery, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signal caller will have a pin inserted into his throwing thumb after injuring it earlier in the week. Fortunately, the time frame for his return lines up with the start of training camp, so it's expected that he won't miss any time beyond the remainder of OTAs. Once healthy, Cassel figures to assume the backup role behind Marcus Mariota. The Titans are not expected to add another quarterback for depth in Cassel's absence.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
5 months ago

Cassel signed a contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Securing Cassel for the next year was one of Tennessee's main priorities entering this offseason. The extension will keep the veteran quarterback as the Titans' backup for the 2017 campaign. Marcus Mariota broke his right fibula in Week 16, pushing Cassel into the starting quarterback role. In his only start of the season, he completed 16-of-26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Mariota is making steady progress in his recovery, it is very possible that Cassel could see starting reps during training camp and into the preseason.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
7 months ago

Cassel completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel wasn't very impressive filling in for Marcus Mariota (leg), but did enough to win his lone start of the season. Most of his damage came courtesy of wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who had nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. The unrestricted free agent will likely land a backup role somewhere else this offseason.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
7 months ago

Cassel will start next Sunday's game against the Texans due to Marcus Mariota's season-ending broken fibula.

EDGE Analysis

Mariota's right leg was injured during a third-quarter sack Sunday in Jacksonville, requiring an air cast and a cart to make sure he reached the locker room without further aggravation. Directing the offense thereafter was Cassel, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Titans' playoff hopes now hinge on results elsewhere in the division in Week 16, but if they're alive on Jan. 1, the veteran signal-caller will seek out the franchise's first visit to the postseason since 2008.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
9 months ago

Cassel completed his lone passing attempt for 10 yards, and added a two-yard run in Thursday's 36-22 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel got some mop-up duty with the Titans nursing a 36-8 lead inside four minutes to play in the fourth. With Marcus Mariota heating up of late, the veteran backup won't see any meaningful playing time unless the second-year starter gets hurt.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
11 months ago

Cassel only threw three passes Saturday against the Raiders, completing two for 16 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel is entrenched as the backup in Tennessee, so the Titans coaching staff opted to play him for just one drive to open the second half. The veteran is unlikely to see the field extensively unless Marcus Mariota gets hurt.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
11 months ago

Cassel completed three of five passes for 55 yards, and added a three-yard run in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel looked solid in his Titans debut, but he is very unlikely to move up or down from his current spot as Marcus Mariota's backup regardless of performance. Mariota did miss four games due to injury as a rookie, so it wouldn't be shocking if Cassel saw the field at some point during the season.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
1 year ago

Cassel is the clear favorite to back up Marcus Mariota after the Titans waived fellow quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel brings veteran experience in the locker room, and has proven capable of holding his own at the NFL level in the past. The soon-to-be 34-year-old got a nice early birthday present with Mettenberger's departure, especially since Mariota did miss four games last year due to injury.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
1 year ago

Cassel has signed a one-year deal with the Titans, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel, who turns 34 in May, continues his tour around the NFL, and in his new uniform he'll be counted on to provide the Titans with an experienced veteran backup option behind franchise QB Marcus Mariota.

QMatt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
2 years ago1 Comment

Cassel finished the 2015 season with 1276 passing yards and a 5:7 TD:INT ratio in eight games.

EDGE Analysis

His 58.3 percent completion rate and 6.3 YPA were also poor, and he eventually lost the starting job to Kellen Moore, who wasn't much better. Given the struggles the Cowboys had this season when Tony Romo went down, expect them to address their backup QB position in a significant way in the offseason, either in the draft or by acquiring an upgrade elsewhere.